SOLD: Unstamped Pernambuco German Double Bass Bow

Unstamped Pernambuco German Double Bass Bow

Clear quality craftsmanship shines through in this unidentified bow.  It is slightly longer than most German bows, but sports a smaller more streamlined frog.  It is lightweight and fast.

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Unstamped Pernambuco German Double Bass Bow

This is a vintage bow that is surprising fast and articulate considering it’s length.   It is nicely balanced and the smaller, more compact frog fits well in the hand and would give the player the option of occasionally switching to a French grip on a German frog.  It drives like a Ferrari station wagon.

Details of the Unstamped Pernambuco German Double Bass Bow:

  • Maker: Unknown
  • Style: German
  • Stick: Octagonal
  • Frog/Button: Ebony
  • Slide: Mother of Pearl
  • Ferrule: Silver
  • Tip: Ivory
  • Measurements: Length of Hair- 22 3/8″, Length of Stick- 27 1/2″, Overall Length- 30″, Balance Point- 8 1/8″
  • Weight: 132.7 gms

As with all bows that contain any ivory in the frog or tip, we do not recommend you travel outside the country.  Ivory is a restricted resource.

Purchase Trials are available for a seven-day period on bows priced $1,500 and over. Exceptions for other bows can be made by special request, depending on location, etc. For more information regarding our Purchase Trials, please call us at+1 (860) 535-9399. Bows returned from Purchase Trial subject to a 10% processing fee.

Upton Bass String Instrument Co. specializes in building award-winning custom double basses and offers accessories for the double bass. Upton Bass also services all instruments and bows of the violin family with world class restoration and repair, to view our online restoration portfolio visit

Upton Bass is ready to offer advice and answer any questions regarding double basses or related bass topics. Please contact UB at or call the shop at +1 (860) 535-9399. Hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 6pm. The Workshop (The Barn) and showroom are located in Mystic, Connecticut conveniently between Boston and NYC.

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